Tourism Ambassadors Honored

Forty one Door County residents were awarded certificates and silver pins signifying five years as a Certified Tourism Ambassador at a special ceremony held Wednesday evening at the Landmark Resort near Egg Harbor. Joe Jarosh, who was recently named the National Certified Tourism Ambassador of the year, also picked up an award marking his special status in the program. He and his wife, Sue, were … Continue reading

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Door County to Participate in Fiber Optics Project

Door County will participate in a fiber optics project N-Sight/Cellcom plans to build and maintain from Brown County through Door County. The system, comprised of a high speed broadband fiber optic network will offer access to data of all sorts, increased communications capacity and speed, and, redundancy. Supporters of the project say participating in the fiber optic network will improve Door County’s communications infrastructure and … Continue reading

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Bayside Cemetery Chapel Rededicated

A small building that has been a fixture at Bayside Cemetery near Sturgeon Bay for nearly 60 years was rededicated during a short ceremony Tuesday afternoon. A small, but hardy, group braved the elements during a flag raising and the sounding of “taps” before moving into the Pittenger Chapel for the rededication. The original chapel was built in 1957 was funded by George Pittenger, a … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Arrives Early

A storm system that has enveloped this part of northeast Wisconsin has hit some areas harder than others. For instance, very little snow has fallen in the Sturgeon Bay area, while farther north the numbers are much greater. Jeff Last of the National Weather Service in Green Bay says the winter-like weather this early in November doesn’t happen often… There may not be piles of … Continue reading

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DCVB Wins Tourism Trailblazer Award

The Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus recently awarded its 2014 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer award to the Door County Visitor Bureau for its Power Up-Wind Down marketing campaign. The county tourism agency created relax and recharge stations where people could rest in adirondack chairs in front of scenic Door County images and videos while recharging their electronic devices. The stations were placed in popular … Continue reading

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Budget Hearing for Sturgeon Bay Tuesday

A public hearing on the proposed 2015 Sturgeon Bay city budget will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 4PM during a special meeting of the city council. The nearly $22.4 million budget features a tax levy, as proposed, of $6,090,992. During the meeting, members of the public will be given time to comment on the budget, as proposed, before the council begins it’s own … Continue reading

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Arrest Made in Connection With Kewaunee Robbery

The Kewaunee Police Department has announced that one of the two suspects being sought in connection with the armed robbery of the Bucket Bar and Grill in Kewaunee has been arrested. Justin King Nalls, a 26 year old Milwaukee man was apprehended on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Nalls and a female accomplice are accused of the robbery which took place in the early morning hours of … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Plaque Dedication at DCMM

A plaque dedication ceremony at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay Monday at 11:30AM will honor the men and women of the US Coast Guard. Wisconsin Secretary of Veteran Affairs, John Scocos, Captain Amy Cocanour, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, and, Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham are expected to participate in the ceremony. In recognition of its 140-year relationship with the US … Continue reading

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Dan’s Fish Releases Statement on Investigation

While state and federal law enforcement agencies are not commenting on an investigation in Door County, Dan’s Fish, Incorporated in Sturgeon Bay says it is cooperating with authorities. The local firm was visited at its Jib Street location on Wednesday by investigators from the Department of Natural Resources. Support was requested from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department while the local company was visited, but the … Continue reading

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Door County Getting a lot of Media Coverage

People from all over the country and the world, for that matter, are reading about Door County and it’s not just because they have accessed the web site of the Door County Visitor Bureau. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the local tourism agency says others are telling the Door County story… Jarosh says it’s one thing for the visitor bureau to blow … Continue reading

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